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Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early


Description: Patent for an egg-crate that has "hinged sections, the middle section being composed of a solid block with cavities top and bottom corresponding with cavities formed in the lower and the top surface respectively of the upper and the lower portions which fit on opposite sides of the middle solid portion, the said three portions or sections being hinged together and provided with a suitable fastening" (lines 16-25).
Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: West, James


Description: Patent for an improvement on wagon-standards, to produce a durable, inexpensive, and simple wagon. When the wagon-body is removed, the wagon-standard can fold compactly. This allows the running-gear to carry timber or a platform for carrying other heavy materials.
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Foutrel, Emile

Conduit Electric Railway.

Description: Patent for an underground conduit electric railway meant to propel cars. The conduit can be drained and kept dry, and a trolley attachment protects the conduit from dirt and water as well.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: de Voe, William R.


Description: Patent for "a hand-car with an auxiliary spring-actuated mechanism which can be used with or without the lever mechanism to propel at a rapid rate of speed." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Rousey, William N.


Description: Patent for an improvement to the construction of sliding gates that will "enable them to be readily opened by persons on horses and in vehicles and to be closed by them after passing through the gate." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Shannon, Jefferson C.


Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive calf-weaner muzzle, that can also be used for colts, and is an "attachment for securing a barbed frame to a halter, whereby the frame is maintained in the operative position without interfering with the adjustment of the members of the halter to suit the size of the head of the animal" (lines 10-15).
Date: October 29, 1895
Creator: Sone, Charles W.

Bed-Slat Fastener.

Description: Patent for an improved construction of a bed-slat fastener, one "adapted to support a bed-slat firmly in position and to prevent the side rails of a bedstead from springing outward" (lines 14-16). There are also "no recesses or crevices for the accumulation of vermin" (lines 19-20) in this design.
Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: Fielding, Charles S. & Grogan, John R.


Description: Patent for "a combined hand-blotter, ruler, paper-cutter, and pen-rack... especially for the use of book-keepers and accountants," (lines 12-15) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Betts, Walter & Herbert, William B.

Cotton-Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a cotton-seem planters that has a frame with a bar bent to make handles, supporting wheels, a hopper, a feed drum, guides, and pins that feed seed along the hopper.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Sawyer, Samuel P.

Advertising Device.

Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive advertising device adapted to be placed on street corners and other public places and capable of exciting the curiosity and attracting attention, and thereby directing the attention of persons to the advertisement" (lines 11-16).
Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: Attaway, Henry F.


Description: Patent for improvements to railroad car couplings granted to Conrad H. Carpenter. Improvements simplify the coupling construction and allow the cars to be couples automatically.
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Carpenter, Conrad H.


Description: Patent for a wire stretcher designed "to provide simple and efficient means for twisting the terminals of a broken fence-wire together for connecting them, and also to enable a wire to be readily severed when desired." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Morrow, William I.

Car-Truck Bolster.

Description: Patent for a car-truck bolster "made of cast steel or malleable iron, cast in one piece, and provided with a plurality of corrugations running longitudinally or in an approximately longitudinal direction along the girders which form the sides of the said bolster" (lines 15-20).
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Maher, John N. & Wheless, Thomas H.

Fire-Extinguishing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a fire-extinguishing apparatus designed for use in gin-mills, saw-mills, factories, and other buildings. The operator can quickly turn on a stream of water and extinguish the flames. The apparatus is a valved supply-pipe connected to a boiler, branch pipes extend from the supply-pipe, and discharge nozzles are connected and are flexible.
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Driver, Elias K.


Description: Patent for a fire escape "with a cord or rope of suitable length which has at one end a weight to serve as a projectile to facilitate throwing the cord or rope to a person at any part of the burning building, after which the fire-escape or other device necessary for the purpose may be conveniently elevated to the window or other portion of the building where most needed for the rescue of person or property" (lines 14-22). It is adapted to assist firemen.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Martin, Johan

Fire-House Supporter.

Description: Patent for a fire-hose supporter that can be stretched out, washed, and dried easily. The invention also has a hose-carrying frame that elevates the hose and allows for the hose to be quickly and easily used.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Bramble, James Elworth

Metallic Railroad-Tie

Description: Patent for an improvement on metallic railroad ties that is "simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and arranged to prevent the spreading of the rails and displacement of the ties in the railroad-bed" (lines 9-12).
Date: December 13, 1892
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas


Description: Patent for "improvements in journal boxes, the object of my improvement being to provide simple and effective means for applying the lubricant, retaining it always within reach of the wearing surfaces, and conveying it over all of the surface which is subject to frictional content" (lines 8-14).
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Sneddon, William